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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 188 People

    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I'm amazed that family is still even together. I really envy my brother and sister who have already moved out. my dad is a perfectionist with anger, trust AND control issues, and...
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    I am not perfect and nor do I wish to be but I think we are all in a situation at one point in our life where we ask ourselves 'Would I change myself'? Most people would say 'My...
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    I wish I knew what it felt like having a warm loving family. People who love you and are there for you no matter what the circumstances are. My family has broken me down to the...
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    Found out that my mom has $22,000 dollars out of the $150,000 from my dad's insurance since he got hit by a car in the 90s. The little she has she'll use towards her retirement...
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    I would love to post the pic that was left for me by my sister my family had continuously degraded me, hurt me, shamed me all my life . my sister became a quadriplegic in 1986...
    pearly1991 pearly1991 41-45, F a week ago

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    " i am a perfectionist but i know how to live life when i'm working , it's 100%. When i'm with my Friends, i put everything away and enjoy life. When i come home to my kids, pure...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F Jun 24

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    I always knew my family was all kinds of ****** up but I found something out recently that left me angrier and more repulsed than ever. My aunt could never have kids and for years...
    psychh psychh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I came out a few months ago to my mom and family . my granny and some of my friends excepted me .my mom went into a rage and hit me a lot . the rest of my family was just as bad...
    timjusttim123 timjusttim123 16-17, M Jun 23

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    They stress me out. I'm still learning how to not let their nonsense influence me negatively.
    Lsj01 Lsj01 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    So for many of those whom may have already noticed or will eventually. I am not one for normal family lifestyles or relations.. However! With that said, despite my love for the...
    TheCuddlySuccubi TheCuddlySuccubi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Everyone in my family besides my aunt and brother don't know I blaze, they wont let me hang out people 3 years older than me even though I sometimes kick it with someone whose 17...
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    Its Fathers day here in America and the roads and stores here are fairly quiet. Just like Mothers day, everyone is out celebrating Fathers day with their father, grandfather or...
    spackle spackle 41-45 Jun 21

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    Im tierd of never do the things right for my parents, im allways in a stupid competente with my brother and i cant sin cause he is just perfect, he have only A's at college, he is...
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Happy Father's Day. The awkward, emotional day when my mother makes us but several cards for all of our past 'father figures'. So basically every ex boyfriend, husband, or lover of...
    antihero98 antihero98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    It's Father's Day and I feel obligated to call him and wish him a happy Father's Day. Not because I think he deserves it.
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    My parents are stupid. if you are here to tell me my parents know better dont respond. They are just so stupid it is sad. It's impossible to conversate with them. For example me...
    gamesmlg gamesmlg 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Family doesn't mean very much to me. Just another word.
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    They dug up my flowers at grandmas grave and threw away my seashells
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I have a big family and my dad remarried and I don't know half the people in my family and I barely know anyone in my step mother's family. I've either met them and know them, met...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Jun 19

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    These days I find the phrase "I'm just too busy" to be offensive. I grew up with a father who overused that phrase. I'm very busy. I don't have time. You would think he was...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I have a narc sister Or charastics of a narc .. My mom believes shes one to & probably needs help .. I heard somwhere that if any narc that does get help ends up being worse they...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jun 18

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    I'M A CHRISTIAN, BUT WHY DO I STILL FEEL GUILTY? You are forgetting one very important thing. When Jesus died on the cross for your sins, His blood covered your sins not for...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Just wanted to thank my parents for never signing me up for swim lessons as a child and now I can't take a decent vacation as an adult. Also wanted to thank them for never...
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    Enjoyed semi nude tanning with my little sister. It was wonderful quality time. A bit hot, but still great.
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    When I was 13 I got mad at my dad for something. I don't even remember what. So in typical 13 yo girl fashion I gave him the silent treatment. He refused to speak to me as well...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Well, the title should read "I had a place in my heart for broken people". I just recently broke up with someone after 7 years. We were "madly in love" and even got engaged...
    itsmeeve itsmeeve 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    First of all, I have pictures on my profile. You can see one pic of me (innocent) without having to be in my circle. If you can not see my profile pic that is not my problem. Most...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    We are dysfunctional as in we are all crazy together and are nothing alike. I have 4 kids ages ranging from 2 - 12. My oldest is Melanie who is 12. She is on the soccer team...
    leighcarson4 leighcarson4 36-40, F Jun 14

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    So the car broke down yesterday as my mom was coming back from taking my step dad to work. Luckily she decided to leave me home with the baby. She ended up twisting her knee. All...
    Ren4Evr Ren4Evr 16-17 Jun 14

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    And right now my mom is ******* me off so ******* badly. I want to borrow her car on tuesday in order to pick my best friend whom I haven't seen in awhile but she lets my younger...
    EclecticDay EclecticDay 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    So this may be graphic for some, some may agree, and maybe there is a woman out there that wants this lifestyle with me. Only time will tell. I really want a tab00 family. Tab00 is...
    chess4steven chess4steven 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I have a large family and was raised up as a close knit family... however in the last ten years the.older generation has fell off...and the younger generation has not picked up the...
    lasheadilemma lasheadilemma 31-35, F Jun 12

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